Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull’s biggest Christmas ‘Treecycling’ scheme is back, offering residents an easy way to get rid of their festive fir this January.
A local hospice is offering residents a greener and easier way to get rid of their Christmas tree this January – all whilst raising much-needed funds for the charity.
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’s ‘Treecycling’ campaign is back and will see hundreds of big-hearted volunteers collect real trees from people’s doorsteps, in return for a donation to the charity.
Taking place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January, the initiative will see the trees recycled into vital compost and biomass fuel – a much more eco-friendly solution then sending trees to landfill.
This year, the charity is expecting to collect over 4,500 trees from a range of postcodes, which will hopefully raise an impressive £70,000 for the Hospice.
Treecycling is a business-supported initiative, with Edgbaston getting behing the campaign by helping to facilitate the operation by opening up the Colts Ground to help store recycled trees.
The stadium will be open and providing support throughout the weekend to assist the local charity with every pound donated to the campaign going directly to the Hospice, which provides care and support to local people living with life-limiting illness.
Charlotte Dowling, community and corporate fundraising manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said: “When all the festivities are over, getting rid of your Christmas tree can feel like a big chore.
Thankfully, our Treecycling volunteers are on hand to collect your used trees from your doorstep – saving you time, effort and hassle. It’s much greener than just binning your tree or sending it down the tip, so it’s a great way to kick-start the New Year knowing that you’ve done some good.”
Treecycling is part of the Hospice’s ‘Care at Christmas’ campaign, which is a festive appeal that aims to boost support for the charity leading up to and over the Christmas period. This year, ‘Care at Christmas’ will be extra special as it will help raise much-needed funds during the charity’s 40th anniversary year.
The postcodes that Treecycling will be collecting from, are: B13, B14, B15, B17, B25, B26, B27, B28, B29, B30, B31, B32, B38, B45, B47, B62, B67, B68, B90, B91, B92, B93 & B94. Bookings will close on Monday 6 January.
To book your collection, visit: https://www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/treecycling